Trump has delivered many of his 2016 campaign promises. Here’s what remains for second term

President Donald Trump has followed through on many of his 2016 presidential campaign promises, but some remain unfulfilled.

From foreign policy to trade and tax reform, Trump has delivered on his campaign pledges, while some of his promises around border security and health care haven’t come to fruition

Tax reform, which was one of Trump’s major agenda items, became law in December 2017. The legislation included across-the-board tax cuts for individuals and families as well as a substantial corporate tax cut from 35% to 21%. Trump also got two conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, confirmed to the Supreme Court.

On the foreign policy front, Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He also stepped up the military operations against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, resulting in the loss of most of the terrorist group’s controlled territory. Trump also moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

When it comes to trade policy, Trump has delivered on his pledge to renegotiate NAFTA and withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trump had a Republican-led Congress to work with for the first two years of his term. His party lost control of the House of Representatives when Democrats took back the majority in the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump had promised to build a border wall system, which has yet to be completed. He also said the U.S. would make Mexico pay for the wall, but the Mexican government has declined to fund any portion of border barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump and the GOP-led Congress were unable to repeal Obamacare in 2017. The late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast the vote that sank the GOP’s repeal effort.

Trump often played up his record as a builder and dealmaker in the 2016 campaign, but while White House and congressional leaders have met to discuss infrastructure, an infrastructure bill has not come to fruition.

Here is a complete tally of Trump campaign promises fulfilled and unfulfilled.


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